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So it turns out the "lamestream media" includes arch-conservative media outlets such as The Weekly Standard and TownHall.com.
But it's true because as we all know Palin takes aim at the "lamestream media" whenever scribes criticize her (or whenever they don't too; it's her eternal victimhood shtick), and she whines endlessly about how she's mistreated by the press. So I guess according to Palin's definition, Weekly Standard writer Matt LaBash and GOP columnist Mona Charen are all part of the "lamestream media's" liberal conspiracy to get Palin since both recently unloaded on the Fox News contributor with unflattering columns that left little doubt the conservative writers not only don't think Palin is qualified to be president, but they view her as something of a national joke.
From Charen, who closely questioned Palin's judgment [emphasis added]:
After the 2008 campaign revealed her weaknesses on substance, Palin was advised by those who admire her natural gifts to bone up on policy and devote herself to governing Alaska successfully. Instead, she quit her job as governor after two and a half years, published a book (another is due next week), and seemed to chase money and empty celebrity.
The endorsement of Christine O'Donnell was irresponsible and damaging, losing a seat that would certainly have been a Republican pickup absent Palin's intrusion into the race.
From LaBash, who ridicules Palin's new cable TV venture:
As Palin intones in the show's opening, "A-LASK-ahhhh—I love this state like I love my family." Except that she didn't give her family up after governing it for two-and-a-half years, so that she could get a Fox News contract, and make 100 grand per speech, and write two books in a year, and drag her entire family onto a tacky reality show.
But that's what going rogue is all about. Letting it fly. Following your gut. Which has made Sarah Palin wealthy, and intensely discussed, and now has secured her a spot in the Reality TV Star pantheon. And good for Palin if she's happy following her gut.
Though there's no compelling reason to suggest the rest of us should tag along behind.
Hopefully Palin will take to Facebook to explain how conservative pundits are now part of the problem.